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ERIC Number: EJ493552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Role of Agency in Causal Understanding of Natural Phenomena.
Murayama, Isao
Human Development, v37 n4 p198-206 Jul-Aug 1994
Proposes causal field theory as a model of causal reasoning. Suggests that anomaly detection through comparison with natural events triggers causal reasoning. This anomaly is interpreted in terms of agency; therefore, natural phenomena can be understood through an appeal to agency. The mechanism proposed never changes with development, whereas causal relationships in each domain may change radically. (AA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan